29 March 2010

What's Wrong With This Picture?

The problem? They look like "us!" This is the face of Christian fundamentalist terrorism in the U.S.; of course you won't hear the 't-word' used by, say, The New York Times. For the putatively liberal media, the "Hutaree" remain "apocalyptic Christian militants" not a terrorist outfit aiming to kill law enforcement officers and, thereby, hopefully, to foment revolution! The folks at The Times tie themselves into knots denying that this is political extremism: although the terrorists "were plotting to kill law enforcement officers in hopes of inciting an antigovernment uprising" they were "motivated by apocalyptic religious scenarios more than any secular political fears." Right. If Islamist fundamentalists were indicted for exactly the same activities the press would be having a field-day. But these salt-of-the-earth white Americans surely couldn't be terrorists could they?

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Blogger Stan B. said...

Just think how much easier it would have been for all those wise folks at The NY Times had these guys all been born with permanent tans.

The same BS that labeled brown people "looters" and whites "struggling to survive" in New Orleans. And if you dare bring up the fact that racist attitudes have any role whatsoever in any of this... well, then- by god, you're a conspiracy theorist!

30 March, 2010 14:10  

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